February 27, 2020

Tarzana Synagogue Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Graffiti

Screenshot from Twitter.

A synagogue in Tarzana was vandalized on Jan. 29 with anti-Semitic graffiti.

The graffiti on Mishkan Torah Valley Community Kollel was initially found at around 9:55 a.m. that morning; it has since been painted over. A photo of the graffiti can be seen below:

Screenshot from YouTube.

“It’s really hurtful,” Miskhan executive director Rabbi Shomo Haghighi told CBS Los Angeles. “I mean to all the members here, they’re being hurt with such a thing that somebody passed by a synagogue and wrote such a thing on the wall. It’s hurtful.”

Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Blumenfield, who represents the San Fernando Valley, tweeted that he is “ready to assist if there is anything we can do to help.”

Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted that the vandalism “hits close to home” for him since he used to live in Los Angeles.

“In what is such a vibrant & strong Jewish community, it’s sad to see #antiSemites spray paint houses of worship,” Greenblatt wrote.